Karen McCrimmon

Your member of parliament for


Karen McCrimmon

Your member of parliament for



Around the Community – May 8-14

Small look at the events I was able to take part in around the community for the week of May 8-14.

Flooding in West Carleton

On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to stand in the House of Commons and tell Canadians just how proud I am of our community. I want to share the text of my statement:

Mr. Speaker,

Like so many Canadians especially in Ontario and Quebec, I spent this past weekend in Constance Bay, in my riding of Kanata-Carleton, helping with flood efforts.

While it is heartbreaking to see the loss of homes and property, it was so inspiring to see the enormous outpouring of compassion and generosity.

At one point on Sunday we had over 600 volunteers from right across the region, eager to load some of the 128,000 sandbags deployed, prepare and deliver food and supplies, or donate the use of their vehicles. Liberals, New Democrats, Greens, Conservatives; all leaving politics behind with a single goal in mind: to help their neighbours…We could all learn a lot from them!

To the people affected, I want to say that we all stand with you, and we will offer all the support we can. To the volunteers who once again demonstrated the very best of human kindness…I simply say…

Thank you so very much! Merci beaucoup!

I understand there is still a lot of work that needs to be done. Evaluations are currently underway to assess the scope and severity of damage and to collect data. The Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians Program has been activated in our region. Please visit http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page13760.aspx if you need help.

Canada Summer Jobs

2017 Canada Summer Jobs hiring season is now in full swing! 98 companies in our riding of Kanata-Carleton are receiving $689,000 to fund 398 jobs. Students can now go to the Employment and Social Development Canada website to see who’s hiring in our community. Canada Summer Jobs gives young Canadians access to paid work experience, helping them develop the skills they’ll need to find good, well-paying jobs. Visit goo.gl/BClYGj for more information.

CRC Opening

I was proud to join the Honourable Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains, in announcing the opening of the Big Data Analytics Centre at the Communications Research Centre. This one-of-a-kind research lab further bolsters our investment in innovation and a next-generation economy, and will help us find new ways to efficiently manage our rapidly growing wireless spectrum.